Hiking up Table Mountain seemed like an excellent idea, until we set off up the two-hour long vertical stone staircase…
After an amazing two months in Johannesburg, it was time to uproot again and continue exploring. Next stop: Cape Town. Why fly when you can train? There are, of course, several flights to and from Cape Town and Joburg every day but instead of taking the easy way (because when do I ever do that?)… Continue reading My 36 hour epic train ride: Johannesburg to Cape Town (Shosholoza Meyl)
When people think Africa, they think safari. Lions, leopards, elephants…. And penguins? If you google "Things to do in Cape Town", one of the top hits is always to visit the African penguins that reside on Boulders Beach. Of course, Boulders Beach is actually in Simonstown and not Cape Town at all… But how could… Continue reading African Penguins! A day trip to Boulders Beach, Simonstown
Going to South Africa? Here’s why you shouldn’t miss out on Johannesburg. Everything you need to know…
This will be a (relatively) short post, but I think it’s an important part of the Johannesburg post that I will be publishing next. I left for South Africa in January 2017 and everyone I mentioned the trip to was so excited for my plans… until I mentioned that I would be spending the majority… Continue reading Is Johannesburg safe for solo travellers?
I was told several times “it never snows in Victoria, even in December you won’t need snow boots” so I wore my converse for the entire weekend and ended up with very wet, cold, SNOWY feet! But the weekend was worth every minorly frost bitten toe: When I first arrived in Canada I didn’t really… Continue reading A weekend in: Victoria, Vancouver Island
Upon finishing my Canadian cowgirl adventures, I looked at a map and thought “Hm, Iceland is kind of on the way from Canada to Europe… It makes sense for me to go there.” and so I did. I picked arguably the worst time of year to visit this beautiful, very Northern country. In December there… Continue reading Four days (but only 16 hours of daylight) in Reykjavik, Iceland.
My final ranch was a curly horse breeding, training and lesson ranch. I mentioned curly horses in my Calgary Stampede post and really enjoyed learning more about this fascinating breed! Curly horses are bred with a special fur that is hypoallergenic meaning that people who are usually allergic to horses can be around curlies with… Continue reading The Cowgirl Diaries: A cowgirl vaults and discovers Maple Snow (Kelowna and the Ookanagan)
I left my final Cowgirl Diaries ranch 11 days before my flight out of Canada, giving myself enough time to explore a little more of British Columbia and really travel. It was early December and I desperately needed to see snow so, after a short stop back in Vancouver to drop my luggage, I caught… Continue reading A weekend in: Whistler, British Columbia (Even if you don’t ski!)
As 2016 draws to a close (and as I’m still putting the finishing touches to my final Canada posts!) I’ve made a list of my top 16 travel moments of this year (in no particular order, it’s too hard to choose!) 1) Bear spotting in Canada 2) Going to a rodeo! 3) Gondola… Continue reading Top 16 Travel Moments of 2016